Grumbo (3847) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. jjsint (3437) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from Champion of the Thames, Cambridge. Copper, clear. Tiny bit of head. Malty, metallic scent. Sweetish caramel malt taste. The forced carbonation gives the palate a bit of a boost. There’s not all that much to it, but that’s the point. It’s a light ale and more than lives up to its name. Better than GK IPA. Leighton (22084) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, ruby-gold with a small, creamy white head. Nose holds some light, doughy-toasty malts, hints of leaves. Light sweet flavor, some ripe berries, dark dough, low bitterness, mild dry wood. Light bodied with high carbonation. Light sweet finish, toasty sugars, light sweet berries, some vanilla frosting, bread, low leafy bitterness. A touch watery perhaps, but overall it’s a fairly tasty, fairly harmless bitter. berkshirejohn (6617) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
275ml bottle from an Offie in Hastings. Amber with a thin cream head that laces the glass; aroma of stewed. over-boiled malts; thin, cardboardy malt flavour; and a malty finish. The carbonation is fairly low, and this isn’t bad for a Light Ale. imdownthepub (15161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2009
Bottled, pasterised, 275ml, from The Cromwell, Banbury. Brown body with cream head, heavily carbonated. So as i was opening a wonderful box of Struise & Mikkeller beers put together by Fin, I was drinking this, talk of chalk & Cheese. Sweet and cardboardy, thin malt beer. Not good.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle, Gardener Arms North Parade, Oxford RB Crawl. Brown sugar aroma and sweat. Dry sugary flavor, like muscovado sans sweetness. It’s sort of bad, but not aggressively bad. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at the other Gardners Arms, Oxford during the RB pub crawl.harrisoni (19194) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Clean copper coloured with no head. Bland cardboard and malt that is only offensive due to it being so BLOODY dull. So so bland it’s almost water. Fish could live in this with no problems...
Bottle Gardener’s Arms, GK pub, Oxford, RB Pub crawl 08. Amber with no head. Some fruit on aroma. No flavour. Some malt. So watery. Over carbonated. But not awful. KnutAlbert (6772) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle split with larsga.
Malty beer, almost ruby, some prickly carbonation. A bit nutty, caramel, toffee. Some bitterness int he finsih that was not too pleasant. larsga (7629) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
Medium shiny coarseish offwhite head. Reddish brown body. Light caramelly aroma with hop notes. Dry grainy metallic roasty malt taste with fruity notes. Clean mouthfeel, slightly fizzy, but a bit watery. Dry roasty metallic aftertaste. Not bad. (0.275l bottle at the Plume of Feathers, Greenwich, split with Knut Albert.)